Russian first

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The Independent Online
SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA (AP) - Miss Russia, Julia Kurotchinka, was chosen yesterday as winner of the first Miss World pageant held in Africa. Runners-up from the other 82 contestants were Miss United Kingdom, Claire Smith, and Miss Venezuela, Francis Gago. South Africa's representative was Amy Kleinhans, a mixed-race woman who is the country's first non-white Miss South Africa.